Creative Ways to Cook Steak This Summer

Steak is the perfect savory, tender complement to crisp summer fruits and vegetables. Enjoy warm summer evenings with friends and family as you dig in to some of these steak dishes. Find creative cooking inspiration for summer from the steak experts at Ruth’s Chris.

Skirt Steak Tacos

Tacos are a summer staple, and you’ll take them to the next level with skirt steak. This tender cut of steak needs nothing more than a simple dash of salt and pepper to bring out its unique flavor. Top with your favorite salsa, grilled veggies, sour cream and cheese. For an added touch, wrap the tortillas in foil and heat them on the grill while you cook the steak.

Grilled Steak Kabobs

Grilled kabobs are a fun and easy way to combine your favorite summer vegetables with grilled steak. Some of the most popular veggies to use with kabobs are onion slices, zucchini, mushrooms, and bell peppers. For an added touch of summer sweetness, try adding in grilled pineapple slices or peaches.

Steak Sliders

Mix up the classic burger with steak sliders this summer. Sweet Hawaiian rolls make perfect slider buns, and you can be creative when choosing toppings and sauces. For a special treat, try filet mignon sliders. Another crowd-pleaser is the Philly cheesesteak slider, or add a Southwestern flare to flank steak sliders with pepper jack cheese, avocado slices, and corn salsa.

Summer Steak Salad

At Ruth’s Chris, one of our favorite types of steak salad is the black and bleu steak salad. Make your own by combining romaine lettuce, cherry tomato halves, bleu cheese, sliced onion and grilled, chilled steak. We recommend a New York strip, ribeye, or filet mignon as the steak cut for salads.

Steak salads are a great way to add protein to your favorite salads. They’re also the perfect way to enjoy chilled steak during the hot summer months.

Grilled Steak With Fruit Salsa

Fresh fruit salsa and savory grilled steak are a perfect pairing. Marinate and grill your favorite steak, and then top with fruit salsa—it’s that simple.

We love mango salsa during the summer, but you could also try a mix of any of your favorite summer fruits, like peach, pineapple, or even watermelon. A squeeze of fresh lime juice and chopped cilantro are the perfect finishing touch to this refreshing dish.

We Know Sizzling Steak at Ruth’s Chris

Want to leave the cooking up to the experts? Visit the Ruth’s Chris location nearest you, and be sure to try some of our lighter fare for spring and summer.